3rd July, 2020

OA Louis Hall's Big Hoof

The Big Hoof

On 17th July, OA Louis Hall (EW14) and his horse, Irelanda, will begin their journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust: The Big Hoof. Louis and Irelanda expect the ride to take between 6-7 weeks and are aiming to average over 20 miles a day!

Louis says: 'in 2015, Leo, a family friend of mine, died from Cystic Fibrosis. He was 26. Leo was an incredible inspiration, friend and human being to everyone he met. He chose to live his 26 years full of love and hope; he never wasted a second, and remains a hero to many.

I am now not so much younger than he was when he died, and during the spread of the Coronavirus, I realised how many people with underlying health issues, such as CF, would need serious help and support during, and after, the spread of the virus. Cystic Fibrosis is a condition that can directly inhibit the lungs; Leo would have been extremely vulnerable during these times. 

This challenge is something I am doing independently for all those who suffer from the horrors of Cystic Fibrosis, and for Leo. Nothing that anyone does can overturn the suffering that Cystic Fibrosis inflicts upon an individual and their family, but with each step that Irelanda and I take, and with every donation big and small, we will all be fighting this disease and helping to prevent further loss in the future.'  

To find out more and to support Louis' efforts, please click here